Shakedown Street-> Minglewood Blues,
Dire Wolf-> Cassidy,
Althea-> El Paso,
Jack A Roe,
Lazy Lightning-> Supplication,
Don't Ease Me In-> Promised Land
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Pretty cool set--Jack A Roe is the only one without a partner
Don't Ease>Promised-? That is different!
Ramble On Rose,-- SOLID, GREAT CHOICE
Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Drums-> Playin' In The Band-> The Wheel-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode,
THE WHEEL- *****One of the BEST versions I have ever heard. --The pace and the vocals!!!*****
E: U.S. Blues
Please don't judge the show by vocals on U.S. Blues
The only complaint I have-- which has nothing to do at all with the band is the rhythmic audience clapping during China Doll. Is Cleveland really that heavily influenced by the EAST COAST?
Very nice show!
January 24, 2016 Subject:
This is my favorite tour
Slowest Shakedown ever but they find a way into it and a place for it to go. Chunky, deliberate and really quite slow, they stay committed to it and by the time they get to the jam, things start to happen. This is mostly Bobby's doing as he continuously has been chipping away at the heaviness and ultimately, swinging strenuously at it, he wakes up the rest of the Grateful Dead and they start playing the song in one of those places where their instruments are plugged right into the amplifiers of the Spheres no such thing as tempo anyway.
Reviewer:Go Faster, Get Rounder
August 25, 2013 Subject:
Another Source worth checking out
If you don't like the mix in this source, I heartily recommend checking out this outstanding AUD MOTB recording that Charlie Miller worked on.
It is really, really worth a listen -- this show is short, but there is a lot of really great stuff in it that the MOTB recording brings out. El Paso and Jack-a-Roe just smoke and the entire second set is excellent in my book.
July 16, 2013 Subject:
Not as good as CM is usual
The upper mids and lower treble are significantly over-emphasized.
Bob's guitar is pratically inaudible.
(Guess that's all not Charlie's fault.)
The show suffers clearly from these drawbacks.
There are others much more worthwhile.
When listening to Shakedown, there is an obvious separation of instruments - but that vastly improves with further listening.The bass is, as mentioned by njpg, very soft. When there are vocals, they are very upfront (i can forgive the nasal), and I can't hear Brent at all until the end of the shakedown. But the clarity is there and again, the blending comes together after Minglewood.
I can see why Lightening/Supplication did not make it thru the 80's. As much as I love Brent, he just cant pull off those back up vocals on those tunes and it makes for hard listening. Bobby seems to start singing songs before the rest of the band is ready for him to start belting it out (el paso- promised) but overall, I have heard worse performances (virtually anything from '93-'94). I can't see giving it more than 3 stars tho, and that's kinda being generous.
March 2, 2012 Subject:
Recording very sub-par for Mr. Miller
No bass, and nasal.
April 8, 2011 Subject:
Again Mr.Charlie thanks for the tunes
April 8, 2011 Subject:
1st SBD in circulation on archive
The show itself is an average Winter 81 show with the MSG and Greensboro run outshining this show by a long shot.
Still great to have with some moments worth the download for.
Althea is the standout of set 1. Great soulful vocals from Jer.
Playin' wrap around has its interesting moments, but never really develops into a second set furry, instead fizzles into a momentum stopping China Doll.
Wheel totes strong vocals (though they do screw it up at the end)
3 star show
5 star transfer and recording (great instrument separation)
Solid 4 stars